Nebraska Theatre Honours Henry Fonda

Late actor HENRY FONDA is to be honoured with commemorative street signs near a theatre in which he began his career.

Fonda was encouraged to try acting at Nebraska's OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE by MARLON BRANDO's mother DOROTHY. She held a meeting in 1924 that led to establishment of the playhouse, and even starred in some of its productions.

Fonda started his acting career in 1925 on one of the playhouse's first temporary stages. He returned for performances over the years and helped raise money in 1975 after a tornado caused $250,000 (GBP147,058) in damage.

Fonda also led a $500,000 (GBP294,117) fund-raising campaign for improvements at the theatre in 1981, a year before his death at 77.

On Thursday (20NOV03), city and playhouse officials dedicated the brown-and-white street signs proclaiming Henry Fonda Drive.

25/11/2003 09:13

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